Piraeus Port Head Bows Out

The Chairman and CEO of Greece’s Piraeus port (PPA SA) Yiorgos Anomeritis is about to retire from the position.

The announcement was made on Wednesday following a meeting between Anomeritis and the Minister of Maritime Affairs Th. Dritsas.

The retirement will be made official after the Annual General Meeting of the port’s shareholders on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

“Mr. Yiorgos Anomeritis will also have a cooperation meeting on Thursday, June 11 with President of HRADF Mr. Stergios Pitsiorlas, in succession matters of the current administration as well as on the agenda issues of the General Assembly,” the port statement reads.

The move comes as talks on the port’s privatization heat up again.

Greece had invited China’s Cosco Group, Maersk Group’s APM Terminals, and Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) to present their bids for a 51% stake in the Piraeus port under a bailout plan with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

However, as the new leftist government took office earlier this year the privatization was suspended.

World Maritime News Staff

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